1. Convener: Dr. Prof. Kazuhiko Fukawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2. Date/time: Workshop 13:00 - 18:00, May 20, 2011.
3. Venue: Room 201 on the second floor of South 3 Building, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
4. Registration fee: Free
5. Listed attendees: 82 persons
6. Local arrangement: Profs. Suyama and Fukawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
7. Session title: "Next Generation Mobile Communication Techniques"
8. Presentation: 50 min. including Q&A for each speaker except the opening talk
9. Reception and Lamp Session:
Shiosai Chaya Tsukasa, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
10. The steering committee meeting took place from 11:30am to 12:00am on May 20, 2011 at the venue.
11. Concluding Remarks
As the next generation mobile communications, LTE (Long Term Evolution) and LTE-Advanced have recently attracted much attention. Considering this situation, some speakers explained the development and major techniques for LTE and LTE-Advanced, and fundamentals and applications of MIMO techniques. Furthermore, other speakers made detailed explanations on recent standardization of cooperative transmission/reception and relay techniques, which have been hot topics. Lastly, explanations on the W-40G millimeter waveguide transmission scheme including valuable information were provided.
Surprisingly, 82 persons attended this session. Some reasons for it are that LTE and LTE-Advanced can attract many researchers, and that related sessions in the 2011 IEICE general conference planned for March were cancelled owing to the large earthquake which severely damaged the northeast part of Japan.
Many active discussions between the presenters and audience were made, and they were considered valuable for mobile communication engineers and researchers. In addition, the presentation of the W-40G millimeter waveguide transmission scheme was considered to encourage young researchers.